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You Qaeda he turned himself from a troubled teen into a powerful executive working for the most historic Major League Baseball franchise in the country I'm talking about.
-- -- -- He couldn't do it without some help from a very unlikely some would say -- he credits former owner of the New York Yankees George Steinbrenner with flat out saving his life.
-- turns out Jorge caught him vandalizing this out of the stadium.
And then -- -- kicking him out spoken man.
Now -- has written about their special relationship -- is brand new book titled.
Yankee miracles lives for the boss in the Bronx bombers -- still with him today he's with us right now ray congratulations on the book and how well itself.
Thank you so much I must make it made it because I'm on FOX & Friends I dealt with these guys especially guys right behind you -- well.
I think there's two things is -- -- this is the the story of -- very successful man reaching back and helping a young kid out.
And also the backdrop is Thurman Munson Reggie Jackson Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter.
So tell us what George found you doing and what he decided to do.
The colts who was graffiti you know and it was the Bronx is burning and -- -- at Yankee Stadium Monday.
With four others then we would do and we're graffiti outside the wall and I was -- -- NY and also the -- pulls up to decide walk into that's pullout.
They grabbed me and also and -- -- nominal holding solid deal precinct at Yankee Stadium and within twenty minutes the man comes back.
Takes into the Yankee locker room he tells the -- -- uniforms that damages he's got to work off.
And that night I was the bat boy you with a bat boy you went from the prison to the -- -- Yankee Stadium.
Well let government running Bloomberg saying to me the the first DH in history factly he says you know that that was it court -- -- assets.
Who George Steinbrenner the owner and it's like oh my god how -- the relationship evolved -- you know what happened is that.
He just he saw in the morning to select the play baseball -- two years later I was drafted in the second round by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
And he in his mind to look at some that might be the shortstop for the Yankees but different things happened and when I got when -- proved that -- pirates and I could hit I came back to the Yankees and he just had other plans for me.
And then -- -- -- -- with the organization -- -- inside the crazy days of the Yankees when they -- a lot and fought a lot with Billy -- Thurman Munson Catfish Hunter.
The one guy who writes the forward to -- book Reggie Jackson you say that Alex Rodriguez is the Reggie Jackson and vice Versa they they -- similar roles why.
Well you know -- some -- personalities.
And at the same time.
They both have big hearts because out this attack a guy who -- so let's go into the streets with the kids and place and stick ball you know he's done it.
You know -- Reggie with the same way in the old days and people just didn't know the little things that they did and that's what made them a lot -- with the -- that big part in the that's due -- you take the players at hospitals -- and -- kids be one with the community.
What is the reaction when you bring us superstars who makes twenty million dollars out to a school that's trying to make ends meet.
I liked the fact that people don't know these players and sometimes what we have a guy on the team mounting Soriano.
And on Friday and needed him to go to school because the Stanley have gotten killed.
And it was one surviving member.
And if you eat the polls today is heart warming because I sent to a mother there's one kid from the Dominican.
And he's alone now he's at this school why don't we go and see the kid and you know what.
That next morning he was ready we went over to the school in the -- it was like you know write the Stanley is gone but he felt like this -- was pinch hitting it was we beautiful.
The back jobs the Yankees play a supporting role you would George Stamberg together how one man could change way you all one young man's life and change it forever.
I think that's a great lesson there.
The name of the book is Yankee miracles like for the boss in the Bronx bombers.
Re -- grown thanks so much for coming it hey guys so much Brian and I appreciate the extra game and have thought I'm sure you believe that -- played in the -- -- -- be there and you watch.
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